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Local Teen"Alfie" Stabbed After Row

The 18-year-old, named locally as Alfie, was chased into the street and knifed to death after an argument over food, according to witnesses. 

Onlookers told how he was attacked and staggered along the pavement before collapsing next to a postbox around 100 yards from West Ruislip Underground station.


Rush-hour commuters watched as the nurse, an off duty police officer and then paramedics desperately fought to save the young man’s life as he lay outside a Tesco store in a small parade of shops and restaurants at 5.30pm last night.

Nurse Theresa Hamblin, 43, a neighbour of the victim, said: “I heard a commotion and ran out and saw a woman standing next to Alfie who was on the ground and I saw that he had been stabbed. 


“He had been stabbed in the right side of the chest with a carving knife. I tried to save him but it was obvious to me that he had gone. I was doing compressions and desperately trying to revive him. An off duty police officer was trying to help but there was nothing we could do.”


She said the stabbing was sparked by an argument over food. 

She said "There was an argument but he was walking away when it happened.”

Ms Hamblin added: “Alfie was a lovely boy everyone liked him and he had a real character. I am not saying he was an angel but he did not deserve this.”

She described seeing a woman standing over the victim’s body moments after the stabbing.


Matthew Filey, 33, who also lives in the flats said: “It was an argument over food how petty can you get. Alfie was a nice kid I can’t believe he had been killed over something so stupid.”


The victim’s distraught parents are understood to have arrived at the scene soon after he was attacked.


A witness, who asked not to be named said: “I was in Tesco’s and I heard a loud argument going on. Then someone was pushed or fell against the shutter of the shop next door.


“As I came out the boy was lying on the floor opposite my car.  He was with his brother and a friend. I could see he’d been stabbed because they’d pulled up his shirt and had their hands on his chest. 


“There was a doctor there and a first aider trying to resuscitate him. But he wasn’t breathing. His dad turned up. His dad was just saying ‘who did it?’ “

Blas Santos, 47, manager of the Domino’s Pizza on the same parade of shops said: “I saw the boy on the ground. A girl was sitting next to him shouting “is he alive, is he alive.” 


Police closed off High Road in Ickenham, the scene of the murder, last night and cordons were still in place today causing traffic delays.

A man in his 20s has been arrested in connection with the incident and was taken to a west London police station for questioning.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111



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Coopers have chosen the old Barclays bank premises on Swakeleys Road as the location of their new branch. With refurbishment well under way, Coopers hope to revive the unit into a welcoming office which Ickenham locals will be pleased to have on the parade. The branch is scheduled to open this autumn.

On the opening of the branch, Mark Cooper, Director of Coopers, says “Estate agencies attract browsers, which is generally good for the viability of shopping parades where there are numerous independent retailers. The previous vacant frontage did not make a positive contribution to the street, we hope that our new office will change this and benefit the parade.”

The opening comes after the company’s success of their six other branches in Ruislip, Ruislip Manor, Hillingdon, Uxbridge, West Drayton and Fitzrovia. With these offices working in tandem, Coopers will be able to provide clients with unrivalled market coverage meaning their property will reach the widest audience possible.

Recent research highlighted there to be an increasing popularity with Ickenham among home buyers and was named the third most in-demand area due to its tube station offering easy access into central London. A close-knit community and outstanding schools also make Ickenham a desirable location.

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